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BP agrees to pay $4.5B; 3 employees charged

November 16, 2012
By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN , THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW ORLEANS - A day of reckoning arrived for BP on Thursday as the oil giant agreed to plead guilty to a raft of charges in the deadly Gulf of Mexico spill and pay a record $4.5 billion, including the biggest criminal fine in U.S. history. Three BP employees were also charged, two of them with manslaughter.

 
 
 

 

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